||[Dec. 16th, 2000|03:52 am]
Getting sicker. Can't sleep. Couch and sore throat keeping me awake. Incredibly cold too, no matter how much clothes I put on and how many blankets I wrap up in. Feh. Stupid sickness.
I take the time while I'm sick to realize how un-advanced our medicine technology really is. All this shit should be preventable/curable. But if you look at how far we've already come, it makes you appreciate how large the field is, and how much there is yet to learn. If I had the motivation to learn another field, it'd be medicine. Maybe combined with computers. Hacking the body is my ultimate dream. Imagine having a CORBA interface to everything in your body, even if most the interfaces were read only ... we lack any good way to just monitor arbitrary conditions in the body. Diagnoses often take months (take my freon incident, for instance) ... I dream of a day when you go to the doctor (or even to your nearest computer), plug in, and the computer can tell you what's broken, and the quickest course to treatment... or even jump-start the process for you, producing the right hormones or cells to fight it. *sigh*
I just watched Stir of Echoes and now I keep thinking I'm going to turn around and see a ghost.
Maybe I'll try to sleep again.